Sky Vision is the production and distribution arm of Sky. The distribution arm represents around 6,500 hours of quality primetime programming from Sky Original Productions and independent third party production, across all key primetime genres (drama & comedy, entertainment, factual entertainment & lifestyle, people, crime, history & arts, science & nature and formats). The business also has equity investments in nine production businesses in the UK and US; Love Productions, Blast! Films, Sugar Films, True North, Chrysalis Vision and Avanti Media in the UK; and in the US, Jupiter Entertainment, Talos Films and Znak & Co.
In addition to its equity investments, Sky Vision works extensively with independent producers in the UK and North America and has development deals with a number of production companies including Double Nickel, MyEntertainment and Peacock Alley in North America; Elephant Doc in France; and Bohemia Films, Chalkboard TV, Spark Media Partners, ACME and STV Productions in the UK.
One of the UK’s leading independent production companies, Love Productions specialises in thought-provoking, entertaining television for the UK and international markets. It has production bases in London, Bristol, New York and Los Angeles.
The company has a proven track record of producing award-winning, ground-breaking programmes across a range of genres. This includes hit formats such as The Great British Bake-off and The Great British Sewing Bee and agenda-setting documentaries such as Baby Borrowers, Famous Rich and Homeless, Benefits Street, Make Bradford British and My Last Summer.
Blast! Films is an independent production company with one of the best reputations in British television for producing high-quality, distinctive and innovative documentaries and dramas.
Our work covers a wide range - from popular documentary series like The Tube (BBC 2) and Coppers (Channel 4), through to ground breaking films like Hunger, Soundproof and The Death of Klinghoffer. Uniting what we do is powerful story-telling that's honest, impactful and emotionally compelling.
Sky has taken a minority stake in Sugar Films, an independent production company founded by senior television professionals Kwadjo Dajan, Narinder Minhas, Lucy Pilkington, Nav Raman and Pat Younge.
Former Discovery Networks International president and CEO Mark Hollinger will also take a stake in the company and become Chairman.
Jupiter Entertainment is a US-based independent production company with a track record of creating successful, returning popular factual series and formats.
Founded in 1996 by Stephen Land, Jupiter Entertainment produces popular non-scripted programmes.
Leading Talos Films, Hobbs and Hakami are uniquely placed to create a wide range of creative and ambitious new content for a variety of different networks. Both have developed and produced game-changing factual entertainment shows and formats, high-quality documentaries, scripted and digital content at networks and production companies including History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, TLC, HBO, OWN, MTV, Bravo, BBC America, TruTV, and Travel Channel.
Znak & Co is an international TV production company with offices in LA and London, specialising in Entertainment shows, Formats, Unscripted Reality and Event TV. Znak & Co develops original productions as well as sells and adapts international formats for both the US and UK markets.
True North is one of the UK’s fastest growing content creation companies making smart contemporary shows with style and integrity and devising entertaining global factual formats. Flagship shows include Building the Dream, Homes by the Sea (More4), A New Life in the Sun, The Lie Detective (Channel 4), Teen Mom UK (MTV), Junior Vets (CBBC) and A1: The Highway (BBC1).
Sky has also invested in UK-based television drama production company, Chrysalis Vision, which was founded by experienced media executives Chris Wright CBE, Mick Pilsworth, Roger Parry CBE and Luke Johnson, who have a strong track record in producing long-running drama series.
Led by Mick Pilsworth (CEO), the Chrysalis Vision team includes Sue Gibbs as Creative Director and Clova McCallum as Development Executive, and has a substantial, wide-ranging slate in development.
Avanti Media was founded in 1997 by Emyr Afan and Mair Davies. The Company initially operated from the home of the Directors and after winning two S4C music series commission, they leased an office space in Rhiwbina, Cardiff. They occupied these premises for five years and enjoyed a healthy Wales portfolio mainly in the field of music, entertainment and events (‘Gwahoddiad’ and ‘Shan Cothi’ for S4C and ‘Damon Rochefort Tonight’ and ‘The Big Noise’ Event for BBC Wales).
If you're an independent production company based in Wales or a UK based company looking to produce your shows in Wales, here's your chance to receive funding for your project. Sky Vision has teamed up with the Welsh Government to support independent TV production in Wales by investing £400,000 in funding for new factual and entertainment programmes.